Stars are messengers
giving loss a coloured hope;
yet, we live in pain.
© Fiza Arshad, 2017 All rights reserved.
As I got home from a long day, this link urged me to let out my personal views on this topic.
There have been a lot of bloggers, journalists and opinionated people who have voiced out their concerns over the resulting chaos and brutal inhumanity of the civil war in Syria, which began in 2010/2011. It has been three years now, yet, as we speak, people and children are starving, crying in desperation and dying. As we sit here in our homes, there are those out there who yearn for just a peaceful night at any available aid camp.
Yet, here we are “arguing who should sit at the table”. Children like Mohammad witness traumatic events that would continue to torment them over the course of their lives and, perhaps, even future generations; yet, here we are discussing the possibility of Iran misusing its nuclear power and signing a deal for its compliance at the Geneva peace conference.
The question is what are the limitations? It took chemical raids on the population of Syria for the US and UN to step. Shouldn’t the death of innocent civilians be motivation enough?
Have our hearts hardened?
This 21st century turned humans to adopt an empathetic-at-a-distance attitude. If it doesn’t concern immediate security of the majority of the countries and stays under the international alarm radar then otherwise disapproving acts get brushed under the carpet. This realization, along with the destruction, is the addition of the chilling factor to Syrian faith.
Children are fragile and are the future of this world. Jordan, Lebanon, UN organizations and NGOs are really working hard for them. An applause to all these people.
Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UNHCR worldwide. Of this number, some 75 per cent are under the age of 12. Children represent 52 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population, which now exceeds 2.2 million. The majority live in Syria’s neighbouring countries, with Jordan and Lebanon combined hosting more than 60 per cent of all Syrian refugee children. As of 31 October 2013, 291,238 Syrian refugee children were living in Jordan, and 385,007 in Lebanon, according to the new report The Future of Syria – Refugee Children in Crisis. These are its findings:
The turmoil in Syria has torn families apart, with over 3,700 children in Jordan and Lebanon living without one or both of their parents, or with no adult caregivers at all. By the end of September 2013, UNHCR had registered 2,440 unaccompanied or separated children in Lebanon and 1,320 in…
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